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A Prevention Primer | The Code Coach

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A Prevention Primer | The Code Coach
















In
these economic times it seems that fire prevention is getting the short
end of the stick. With vacant properties, stripped businesses, and
neglected utilities and systems it is in these very circumstances that
fire prevention is more needed than ever



In his article, "Preemptive Strike"
(Fire Chief, May 2011), Gerald Hughes describes the purpose of fire
prevention and how fire prevention interrelates to the day-to-day
operations of the entire fire organization.  Utilizing the well-known
fire triangle, Hughes inserts three points of prevention and how they
can break up that fire triangle called, the Fire Prevention Triangle.





1.  Engineering Principles - What is fire? How does the fire triangle work?

     1.  Active suppression - onsite equipment that suppresses/extinguishes fire

     2.  Passive resistance - structural elements created to separate occupants from fire

     3.  Early detection - installed systems th…